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6 September 2017: Mbeli, a Western Lowland Gorilla at Sydney's Taronga Zoo in Australia, nurses her yet-to-be-named infant which was born five days earlierTaronga Zoo/Rick Stevens/Reuters
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3 September 2017: Janus, the Geneva Museum of Natural History's two-headed Greek tortoise, is photographed on its 20th birthdayFabrice Coffrini/AFP
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3 September 2017: Oliver Struempfel sets a new world record by carrying 29 one-litre beer mugs over a distance of 40m in Abensberg, GermanyMichael Dalder/Reuters
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Artist Nomi Lakmaier is lifted by 20,000 multi-coloured party balloons on the stage of the Concert Hall at the Sydney Opera HouseCameron Spencer/Getty Images
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5 September 2017: Hot air balloons glide over Nevsehir in Turkey's Cappadocia region, Central Anatolia, eastern TurkeyYasin Akgul/AFP
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4 September 2017: An aerial view of terraced rice fields in Jiache village in Congjiang county, China's southwestern Guizhou provinceAFP
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7 September 2017: Bicycles of various sharing services are seen in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, ChinaReuters
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3 September 2017: An aerial view of Muslim pilgrims circumambulating the Kaaba, Islam's holiest shrine, at the Grand Mosque in Mecca during the annual HajjBandar Aldandani/AFP
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1 September 2017: An aerial photo of thousands of enthusiasts practising Tai Chi in Jiaozuo in China's central Henan provinceAFP
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2 September 2017: An aerial view of Black Rock City, a gathering of approximately 70,000 people that is created annually for the Burning Man arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of NevadaJim Bourg/Reuters
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4 September 2017: An aerial view of the Arthur Ashe Stadium during the US open match between Roger Federer of Switzerland and Philipp Kohlschreiber of GermanyJerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters
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5 September 2017: Venus Williams of the US serves the ball to Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova during their 2017 US Open women's singles quarterfinal match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Centre in New YorkJewel Samad/AFP
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4 September 2017: Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina celebrates after defeating Dominic Thiem of Austria in their fourth round men's singles match of the 2017 US Open in New YorkClive Brunskill/Getty Images
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6 September 2017: Australian cricketer David Warner reacts after scoring a century during the third day of the second Test between Bangladesh and Australia at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in ChittagongMunir uz Zaman/AFP
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7 September 2017: Michael Taylor of the Washington Nationals catches a ball hit by Andres Blanco of the Philadelphia Phillies in the seventh inning at Nationals Park in Washington, DCGreg Fiume/Getty Images
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3 September 2017: David Colturi of the USA dives from the 27-metre platform during the fourth stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series at Possum Kingdom Lake, TexasRomina Amato/Red Bull via Getty Images
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2 September 2017: Republic Of Ireland's Shane Duffy scores past Georgia's goalkeeper Georgi Makaridze during their World Cup qualifier in TbilisiDavid Mdzinarishvili/Reuters
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5 September 2017: An Egypt fan poses during their World Cup qualifier against Uganda in Alexandria, EgyptAmr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters
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5 September 2017: A Colombia poses ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Brazil in Barranquilla, ColombiaHenry Romero/Reuters
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5 September 2017: A Colombia fan cheers before the start of their World Cup qualifier against Brazil in Barranquilla, ColombiaRaul Arboleda/AFP
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7 September 2017: An artist paints the head of a tiger on the belly of a man in preparation for the Puli Kali dance during the Onam festival in Thrissur district in the south Indian state of KeralaT Narayan/AFP
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4 September 2017: Devotees carry an idol of the elephant-headed Hindu deity Ganesha for immersion in a pond near Sangam in AllahabadSanjay Kanojia/AFP
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5 September 2017: Devotees gather on the shores of the Arabian Sea before the immersion of the idols of Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, on the last day of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival, in MumbaiShailesh Andrade/Reuters
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2 September 2017: Indian Muslims offer prayers during the Eid al-Adha festival in GuwahatiBiju Boro/AFP
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7 September 2017: Thousands of couples attend a mass wedding ceremony held by the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification, aka the Unification or 'Moonies' church, in Gapyeong-gun, South KoreaChung Sung-Jun/Getty Images
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7 September 2017: A man dressed as King Henry VIII holds up a banner outside the Houses of Parliament in London as MPs debate the European Union Withdrawal BillPeter Nicholls/Reuters
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7 September 2017: A pro-EU demonstrator waves a flag and uses a megaphone as the EU Withdrawal Bill was debated for the first time in the House of CommonsLeon Neal/Getty Images
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7 September 2017: Prince George arrives for his first day of school at Thomas's Battersea in LondonRichard Pohle/Getty Images
Little Britain in Germany
4 September 2017: Gary Blackburn, a 53-year-old tree surgeon from Lincolnshire, poses on a demilitarised Centurion tank outside his home, which he has transformed into 'Little Britain' – in Linz-Kretzhaus, GermanyWolfgang Rattay/Reuters
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7 September 2017: People pass a giant inflatable face of Kanye West as they arrive for the Bestival festival being held at the Lulworth Estate in DorsetMatt Cardy/Getty Images
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4 September 2017: The Visions In Motion dance group prepares to march down Eastern Parkway for the West Indian American Day Parade in Brooklyn, New YorkYana Paskova/Getty Images
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7 September 2017: Plainclothes police watch as immigrants' rights demonstrators march in Queens, New York, to protest against President Trump's decision on DACAJohn Moore/Getty Images
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5 September 2017: US Surgeon General Dr Jerome Adams fist-bumps one of his sons after being sworn in by Vice President Mike Pence in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, DCChip Somodevilla/Getty Images
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6 September 2017: US Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) makes a point to President Donald Trump in the Oval OfficeAlex Wong/Getty Images
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4 September 2017: Golfers continue to play a round as the Eagle Creek wildfire burns behind them at the Beacon Rock Golf Course in North Bonneville, Washington state, USKristi McCluer/Reuters
La Tuna Fire Los Angeles
2 September 2017: Fire retardant settles into the hills above Burbank as planes are used to fight the La Tuna fire outside Los AngelesKyle Grillot/Reuters
Burning Man 2017
3 September 2017: Aaron Mitchell evades a chasing firefighter and runs into the flames of the burning effigy of The Man at Burning Man 2017. He later died of his injuriesJim Bourg/Reuters
Hurricane Irma
5 September 2017: Hurricane Irma, a record Category 5 storm, is seen in this NOAA National Weather Service National Hurricane Centre image from GOES-16 satelliteNOAA National Weather Service National Hurricane Centre/Reuters
Hurricane Irma
7 September 2017: Hurricane Irma moves across the Caribbean and heads towards the Florida coast in this satellite photo taken at 03:30 UTCNOAA GOES Project via Getty Images
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7 September 2017: Inmate trustees from the Brevard County Jail work to fill and load sandbags for residents in Meritt Island, FloridaBrian Blanco/Getty Images
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6 September 2017: An aerial photograph taken by the Dutch department of Defence shows devastation caused by Hurricane Irma in Philipsburg, on the Dutch Caribbean island of Sint MaartenNetherlands Ministry of Defence/AFP
Hurricane Irma Saint Martin
7 September 2017: Overturned cars and broken palm trees are seen in Orient Bay on the French Caribbean island of Saint MartinLionel Chamoiseau/AFP
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2 September 2017: Residents hang out in front of their homes in Orange, Texas, which are surrounded by floodwater after Tropical Storm Harvey returned to the areaScott Olson/Getty Images
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7 September 2017: Rohingya refugees carrying a baby wade through deep water after crossing the border from Myanmar into BangladeshMohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters
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7 September 2017: Rohingya Muslim refugees make their way into Bangladesh after crossing the border from MyanmarDan Kitwood/Getty Images
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7 September 2017: A man carries a Rohingya refugee woman in Teknaf after she crossed the Bangladesh-Myanmar border by boatDanish Siddiqui/Reuters
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8 September 2017: A Rohingya Muslim living in Malaysia protests against the treatment of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims near the Myanmar embassy in Kuala LumpurLai Seng Sin/Reuters
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8 September 2017: Police stop Muslim activists approaching pro-Myanmar activists during a protest in front of the Myanmar Embassy in Tokyo against the persecution of the Rohingya minority in MyanmarKim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters
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8 September 2017: Shadows of sun-shades are cast onto the heads of Palestinians holding Friday prayers in front of the house of the Shamasneh family in the Arab neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah in east Jerusalem, three days after they were evicted to make way for IsraelisThomas Coex/AFP
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7 September 2017: Pope Francis is greeted by children during a meeting at Narino presidential palace in Bogota, ColombiaStefano Rellandini/Reuters
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7 September 2017: Pope Francis and Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos talk during a meeting at the Nariño presidential palace in BogotaRaul Arboleda/AFP
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3 September 2017: A Ukrainian serviceman inspects an abandoned library near his position on the front line in the town of MaryinkaOleksandr Klymenko/Reuters
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6 Sepember 2017: A displaced Syrian youth who fled Islamic State's Syrian stronghold of Raqqa walks on the rubble of a destroyed building in the town of Tabqa, about 55 kilometres (35 miles) west of the embattled cityDelil Souleiman/AFP
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4 September 2017: South Korea's Hyunmu-2 ballistic missile is fired during a live-fire exercise in response to North Korea's sixth nuclear test a day earlierSouth Korean Defence Ministry via Getty Images